February 27, 2021

Recent news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

Recent News on COVID-19 Advances in Canada (All Time East): At 6:40 pm the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Alberta reports on five new deaths with COVID-19 and 284 additional cases.

Recent News on COVID-19 Advances in Canada (All Time East):

6:40 p.m.

Alberta’s chief medical health officer reports five new deaths with COVID – 19 and 284 additional patients.

Of the 7,972 tests completed in the previous 24 hours, Dr Deena Hinsha said on Twitter that it had a test positive rate of 3.7 percent.

Hinsha says there are 5,215 active cases in Alberta.

Of those, 351 are in the hospital and 60 are in the ICU, he says.

6:30 p.m.

Saskatchewan reported 161 new COVID-19 cases today.

The province’s daily COVID-19 update did not say if there were any additional deaths, but listed 354 deaths since the start of a graphic epidemic – Saturday total.

The update indicates that 1,864 cases are active in Saskatchewan.

3:45 p.m.

Nunavut has reported three new COVID-19 cases in the Hudson Bay community of Arviat.

Arvid is the only community in Nunavut with tsunami COVID-19 infections, numbering 11 today.

Nunavut has 311 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 299 are considered resolved.

The region claims to have delivered 6,205 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far.

2:15 p.m.

Manitoba officials report five new deaths from those with COVID-19 and 79 additional viruses.

Of the new cases, 44 cases are in the Northern Health Region, and most of the remaining new diagnoses are in the Winnipeg area, they say.

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The province says Winnipeg’s five-day test has a positive rate of 3.9 percent and a provincial-wide rate of 5.2 percent.

The province has now completed 500,840 trials since the beginning of February 2020, with 1,580 COVID-19 trials carried out on Saturday, Manitoba’s daily COVID-19 update.

12:50 p.m.

Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador reported 11 new Covid-19 cases today.

Ten cases have been identified in the St. John’s region, which recently witnessed a major outbreak in the province.

There are currently 296 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Authorities are announcing rotating workers who went to the Brusjack gold mine in British Columbia to isolate families who have returned to the province for the past 14 days and to complete complete isolation after an explosion at the mine is identified.

12 noon

The Ontario government has identified the next group to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The provincial vaccination task force today released the list in a memo sent to regional public health officials.

Ongoing vaccine export delays in recent weeks have forced long-term care residents to concentrate on the province’s vaccination efforts.

But today’s memo says immediate priority should be given to staff and essential caregivers in long-term care, high-risk retirement and first-country senior care homes, and that residents of these organizations have not yet received the first dose of the vaccine.

Hospital patients who have been confirmed to be admitted to a nursing home, high priority health care workers and tribal elders in remote communities are also now starting to receive the initial dose of a Govt-19 vaccine.

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11:20 p.m.

The Quebec 910 has been linked to new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths.

Two deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, the rest being previous.

Hospital admissions are down from seven to 805, with 132 people in intensive care, two more than the previous day.

The two reported deaths prior to COVID-19 were unrelated and removed from the list, accounting for a total of 10,214 deaths in the province and 276,790 cases since the outbreak.

11:15 am

New Brunswick is reporting 2 new cases of COVID-19 today, a significant drop from the 16 reported on Saturday.

Two cases have been identified in the Edmundston area on the Quebec border.

There are 150 active cases of this disease in the province.

Six patients have been admitted to the hospital, two of whom are in intensive care.

10:50 p.m.

Health officials in Nova Scotia today reported a new case of COVID-19.

The case relates to travel outside the Atlantic region and the person involved is in self-isolation.

The number of active cases in the province has dropped to nine from the 10 cases announced on Saturday.

Nova Scotia completed 1,429 Covit-19 tests yesterday.

10:45 p.m.

Ontario today reported a new 981 cases of COVID-19 and a further 42 deaths associated with the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 122 cases in Toronto, 209 in the Peel region and 171 in the York region.

The province says 48,701 tests have been completed since the last daily update.

Meanwhile, health officials in the North Bay have identified a case of the COVID-19 variant, first identified in South Africa, in the city’s current epidemics.

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This report of the Canadian edition was first published on February 14, 2021

The Canadian Press